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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup

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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the Cinque Terre of Italy’s Riviera on this full-day trip from Milan. Drive along this UNESCO-listed coast, home to the five colorful villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Explore cliffside Manarola independently, and take the coastal train to Monterosso for more free time to relax, eat, and stroll. Finish with a scenic boat trip, admiring the cliff-perched villages from the sea. Round-trip coach transport and Milan hotel pickup included.
  • Full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Milan by coach
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre coast, famous for its pastel-hued villages
  • Take a scenic drive to Manarola and enjoy free time to explore
  • Soak up views on a train ride from Manarola to Monterosso
  • Relax and have lunch (own expense) independently in Monterosso
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise along the coast to La Spezia
  • Round-trip coach transport with hotel pickup in Milan included
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Boat trip Monterosso to La Spezia
English speaking guide
Hotel pickup
The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out.

Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation.

Our pick up times are shown as an interval "Starting from 6:00" means that we will pick up you at your hotel from 6:00 up to 6:30 in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour. Please be ready in your reception desk at 6 am.
The service includes pick up only and not drop off

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

After early pickup at your Milan hotel, board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey westward to the Cinque Terre.

On route, hear about the five towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Learn how they make up the ‘five lands’ of the Cinque Terre, and punctuate the 6-mile (10-kilometer) stretch of this UNESCO-listed section of coast.

On arrival in the region, enjoy a scenic drive along the winding coastal roads, enjoying glimpses of the Mediterranean on one side and steeply terraced vineyards on the other, and passing the pastel-hued towns tacked into the cliffs.

After your drive, stop in Manarola, the second smallest of the five Cinque Terre villages. Admire the painted houses clinging to the rocks, and hop out to explore independently. Perhaps hike into the vineyards or stroll around the harborfront, seeing the fishing boats and swimmers jump into the sea from the waterfront.

Next, catch the train along the coast to Monterosso al Mare, the biggest of the five towns. Enjoy stunning views of the cliffs and sea on route, and on arrival, get time to relax and sightsee at leisure.

Perhaps lounge on Monterosso’s sandy beach or nearby coves, or have lunch at any of the restaurants lining the town’s piazze (squares).

Then, enjoy a 90-minute boat trip along the coast to admire the Cinque Terre from the water. Cruise south along the cliffs, drinking in the views of the five villages suspended between the sea and vine-clad hills.

After passing the lovely village of Portovenere at the Cinque Terre’s southernmost tip, disembark at La Spezia and rejoin your coach. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off in central Milan.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi
Departure point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Manarola
Leaving Milan, you arrive directly at the Cinque Terre and via a scenic route on the coast you reach Manarola. Here you'll have free time to venture around the vineyards, stroll the piers where fishing boats line the shore or watch the locals and the tourists jumping into the sea from the rocks of the harbour!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Right before lunch time you catch the train to Monterosso al Mare, the biggest of the five villages, where you will have time to explore and visit the beaches dotted along the coast. Despite the number of tourists, there is still a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed little ‘piazze'. Restaurants, bars and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them as though when the locals saw tourists coming, they found a few garden chairs to stick on their terrace, hand painted a sign and began serving customers.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cinque Terre Trails
During your free time, if you wish, you will able to explore the beginning of some of the trails leading inside the Cinque Terre national park.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Portovenere
From Monterosso you will start the final leg of your journey, probably the most inspiring, a 90 minutes boat cruise. The perfect way to admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. After this memorable experience, you will arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out. Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail or some of the docks may be not available for landing. In such occasions, the itinerary will be subject to variations and the cruise may be cancelled or change course
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Our Pick up service takes place in the center of Milan. The bus takes approximately one hour to Pick up all of the passengers, subject to traffic conditions and the number of passengers booked for that particular tour. For this reason, pick up times are shown as an interval “Starting from 6:00” means that we will pick up you at your hotel at 6:00 or later in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zani Viaggi

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The Cinque Terre look best from the sea as shown in photos but be aware you will not be able to get photos like this as the boat ride is quite distant from the coast." See review
  • "This seem to take a very long time and as with large tour buses there are always lots and lots of delays getting people on and off." See review
  • "Have to go again to see the other 3 villages buildings !" See review

Reviews

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star-4
Swett guide, sweet tourwe
StevePsyD2
, Oct 2019
Everything went as planned with the tour, which is always appreciated. The guide (Anni?) was very sweet and considerate, clear and firm. She was knowledgeable but not intrusive. I was disappointed that she did not seem as sociable as some guides I have had on similiar tours over the years, but what she did offer was very helpful. We were a small group in a big bus, which made me happy because I have long legs and could use the leg room.
star-2
Horrible local travel agency and guide
185raul
, Oct 2019
The reason that we rate this tour so low was because of the employees of the local travel agency, it has nothing to do with Viator. These people were rude from the beginning. The bad experience started with the driver who picked up us up at the hotel. That person did not even say good morning or anything at all, we thought that he was going to be the one conducting the tour, like past experiences with Viator. He dropped us up at the curb of the local agency, which was closed at that early morning hours, without even saying a word. After waiting in the dark for about 15 minutes, my husband called the number that was on the voucher. A lady answered and my husband expressed our frustrations that we had not been told any information regarding the tour, e.g. as to what time or that someone else would come to pick us up. We had not even had any coffee, since it had been so early, and my husband walked across the street where there was a coffee shop and got us some coffee. By the time he came back, a bigger bus had arrived with our tour guide. When we went to get on the bus the tour guide, very nasty said that we could not get on the bus with our cup of coffee "because it was very dangerous." He was extremely confrontational with my husband who got extremely upset with him because of his attitude and my husband's first reaction was to throw the coffee on the sidewalk without knowing there was a garbage can close. As soon as he realized there was a garbage can, he threw it in it. My husband thought that this was a company policy; however, the worst part about it is that when we were returning to town, we made a stop and a lot of the passengers brought to the bus things to eat and drink and the guide did not say or forbid them to bring it inside the bus like we were told in the morning. It was a very disappointing experience when we were really looking forward to this beautiful tour. He was a horrible guide, he was not like other guides who would explain and talk throughout the excursion, he would just give us the necessary information. We have used Viator extensively for many years, and have never had a bad experience like this one. We know is not your fault, but you need to be aware how this travel agency treats its customers so that it does not happen again.
star-5
Memories forever
Vacation827117
, Oct 2019
Quite an exceptional tour, visiting Cinque Terre, indeed! There is beauty and history all around wherever you go. The memories will last a lifetime.
star-5
Cinque Terre
francilla675
, Jul 2019
WoW! Those hillsides were very colorful with the houses painted different colors. Waiting for my pictures. Glad for the pickup from the hotel. But, we had to find our way home from the drop-off point. That was an experience. Had a wonderful. Too long a wait for seating at the restaurant. Didn't get enough time to shop.
star-5
cinque terre day trip
Excursion114607
, Jul 2019
a very nice day trip we got to use a bus ,train, and a boat if you have time would be wonderful to stay a night unfortunately we didn't ,the area is very beautiful colors and crystal clear water worth doing
star-3
To crowded, long waits
Shane W
, Jul 2019
Hotel pickup was totally unnecessary. Arrived at hotel for pick up at 5:45 a.m. and waited until 6:20 to be picked up only to be driven a short distance to wait for two large tour buses to fill up with people. This seem to take a very long time and as with large tour buses there are always lots and lots of delays getting people on and off. I would suggest visiting Cinque Terre from another city in Italy. Or staying overnight if possible or going by private driver from Milan. Tour buses are not a good optionn
star-5
Great tour
Joan T
, Jun 2019
Really enjoyed all the day on Cinque Terre tour. Very good guide who managed day well. Fascinating area to visit
star-4
Great trip
lizthegal
, Jun 2019
Tour guide and assistant took care of all members well. Share the stories and other stories clearly, which made the trip enjoyable. But we didn't go to all the villages . Abit disappointed as the colors of the buildings on Manarola and Monterosso have faded , not as bright colors as other villages as seen in internet pictures . Have to go again to see the other 3 villages buildings !
star-4
Very good with a grain of salt
oz_oldie
, Jun 2019
Interesting and full day out. Excellent fast bus with skilled driver. The Cinque Terre look best from the sea as shown in photos but be aware you will not be able to get photos like this as the boat ride is quite distant from the coast. The morning breakfast stop was a shambles with scores of people trying to order. Suggest take your supplies for breakfast!
star-5
Beautiful and panoramic scenery...
Sharon C
, Aug 2018
Beautiful and panoramic scenery. Awesome and well paced tour. Our guide was also very well informed and detailed in his explanation. A trip to Cinque Terre is one that is not to be missed.

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